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      04-15-2020, 09:14 PM   #1
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Exclamation New Designed Side Covers!

Hi Z4 E85 owners. Finally Soft top SIDE COVERS!
After quite some interest we are considering to make a small batch of sets for who is interested, based on our ‘one-off’ proto design, IF there is enough interest. We calculated there must be at least 50 people interested to make tools and do a small production here in Silicon Valley.

My bud Brian has made a video of our prototype. If you guys like it and we get 50 or more request we order the tool to be made. Shipping can be done worldwide I guess.
We based the cost at $250 for a set (based on production of 50-100 sets - tool is most expensive part). Shipping can be done (at your own expense).

Again we need 50+ people interested to commit so we can do this. Email to bavarianbunker@gmail.com if you like to join in so we can do the headcount.

We also posted on FB and have around 17 people who signed up as per today.

Stay healthy!!!

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      04-15-2020, 11:20 PM   #2
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      04-16-2020, 02:54 AM   #3
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Mate, sadly i don't have a Roadie, but that video you made is freaking AWESOME!!!

Informative, funny and above all, very fun to watch. Awesome!! Looks like a quality and functional product from guys that have a passion for the car. just awesome!
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      04-16-2020, 06:40 AM   #4
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Looks to be a better fitting piece than the OEM.

Can you provide a picture of the underside of the cover with the fabric attached.
Also price point on the fabric covered option.
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I have an OEM set and these are clearly superior.
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Even though I have a set of BMW covers, these look great. I was not aware that those lock tabs were easy to break though. It seems that the material of the cover itself is fairly tough and flexible like the BMW covers are - can you confirm? I wouldn’t want to spend the money and crack a new cover!
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Even though I have a set of BMW covers, these look great. I was not aware that those lock tabs were easy to break though. It seems that the material of the cover itself is fairly tough and flexible like the BMW covers are - can you confirm? I wouldn’t want to spend the money and crack a new cover!
I had the OE covers and they never broke (and nor did it seem like they were easy to break). I retracted the top twice with the covers on and each time the covers just came off easily, no big deal. Either way, I agree these look to be better than the original...

OP - email sent. Also interested on pricing for different finishes.
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Mate, sadly i don't have a Roadie, but that video you made is freaking AWESOME!!!

Informative, funny and above all, very fun to watch. Awesome!! Looks like a quality and functional product from guys that have a passion for the car. just awesome!
Thanks. Brian is complete OCD so anything he touches has to be perfect. Took him a week to make.

If you are in please drop an email at bavarianbunker@gmail.com and get all the updates we are giving.

Cheers!
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I have an OEM set and these are clearly superior.
That's great. They are rare but also a lot broke over time as people forgot to remove them when moving the roof. We target to be on par for quality with an improved mechanism for safety.
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      05-08-2020, 11:52 AM   #13
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Even though I have a set of BMW covers, these look great. I was not aware that those lock tabs were easy to break though. It seems that the material of the cover itself is fairly tough and flexible like the BMW covers are - can you confirm? I wouldn’t want to spend the money and crack a new cover!
Sorry. Didn't see the comment till now. It will be made from ABS as Brian explains in the VIDEO below.



Meanwhile we started to raise the money for the production. We have as per today 18 people paid and 40 people 'committed' so that's good.

Email us at BavarianBunker@gmail.com to join!
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      05-08-2020, 01:31 PM   #14
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These look great, count me in. I sent an email. Do you have an idea when you will start shipping?
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      05-19-2020, 09:54 PM   #15
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I wish I had seen these before I bought the Skyer version. The locking mechanism is a great idea and the cover itself appears to be made of a more durable material. I managed to crack mine while fitting, as my top was slightly out of alignment.
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